Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Best Thing I've Read Lately

The marriage was considered a good one.  Hari's baap, like mine, was a Brahman, the highest Hindu caste, and he was a schoolteacher.  Hari would surely have been to school.  "Will he mind that I have no learning?"  I wondered aloud. 
"What do you mean no learning?"  Maa asked in a cross voice.   "You can cook and keep a house, and you embroider as well as I do.  Should a wife sit with a book and let the work go?"
Whelan, Gloria, Homeless Bird. Harper Trophy, 2000.

Yes.  Yes, she should.

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